Tuesday, December 6, 2011

HealthEdSolutions.com Highlights State-Specific Career Resources and Health Trends; Pennsylvania and Illinois Featured

Leading Provider of ACLS Certification Releases Free Online Resources for Pennsylvania and Illinois Paramedics and EMTs

Lincoln, NE, December 06, 2011 - Health Education Solutions, a leading provider of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) online courses and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) online certification, today released a new online special section: Career Resources and Health Trends: Pennsylvania (PA) and Illinois (IL). This series of articles featuring health trends, Illinois and Pennsylvania healthcare career outlook data, and training resources is available for free at healthedsolutions.com.

“In Health Education Solutions’ online courses for PALS and ACLS certification, Illinois, Pennsylvania and other healthcare professionals and first responders can learn valuable skills and advance their careers with industry-focused resources and convenient online certification courses,” said Melissa Marks, president of Health Education Solutions.

The resource section is free and available for individuals seeking information about ACLS classes or PALS certification, Pennsylvania (PA) and Illinois (IL) healthcare professionals or anyone who simply wants to be prepared to provide care in an emergency situation.

Health Education Solutions has also released ACLS practice tests to help healthcare providers and first responders prepare for the ACLS certification or recertification exam. The free ACLS practice quiz offers three five-question sample tests. A full ACLS certification practice test and an ACLS recertification practice exam, both complete with 50 timed multiple-choice questions, are available for $35. A portion of this fee can be applied to the purchase price of the full certification course. A practice test is available at http://www.healthedsolutions.com/courses/acls-certification-practice-test.

For more information about PALS and ACLS courses, health trends in Pennsylvania and Illinois and practice exams, please visit healthedsolutions.com.

About Health Education Solutions
Health Education Solutions (HES) is a leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals. HES, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc. (NYSE: NNI), offers ACLS and PALS courses developed in partnership with medical faculty at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Shannon Fern
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

FRA highlights Positive Forestry Report from UK

A new report highlighting the strength of the forestry market in the UK over the past year has been highlighted by Forestry Research Associates (FRA) as another reason to invest in timber.

Bainbridge Island, WA, December 06, 2011 - A new report highlighting the strength of the forestry market in the UK over the past year has been highlighted by Forestry Research Associates (FRA) as another reason to invest in timber.

The report from property firm Savills and UPM Tilhill, published earlier this week, claims that timber prices are expected to be largely unaffected by the wider economic crises taking place in the Eurozone and the UK. “This report adds weight to the argument for putting some cash into alternatives that are less likely to correlate with wider economic trends,” stated Peter Collins, an analyst with FRA, a research and analysis consultancy that has a special interest in forestry investment and sustainable forestry.

The report highlights the rise in value of forested land in the UK, showing that purchasing forest land is a good way to diversify an investment portfolio to protect it against risk. This is particularly relevant at a time when stocks and shares are so volatile and investors are looking for safe havens for their money over the long and medium term.

This is according to FRA, which supports various forms of forestry investment, from buying forested land in the UK as a property investment, to buying areas of plantation land in Brazil, through managed forestry firms like Greenwood Management.

George McRobbie the forestry operations director at UPM Tilhill said, “We recorded a surge in forest values with an average of £4,650 per stocked hectare being attained, the highest level since our survey started and 34 per cent, some £1,174, up on 2010.”

He added, “This is equivalent to an annualized increase of 13.7 per cent since 2003. Optimism is clearly strong and overall the market is rising, backed by clear investor confidence and strengthening timber prices.”

Savills added that these value increases, along with the tax advantages of investing in timber, will continue to attract people to timber as an asset class.

Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394

GeoSurf, the Premium Proxy Solution for Smartphones, Partners with Epic Direct, the Largest Performance-Based Network

Epic’s 45,000+ publishers will now be able to monitor and validate geo-targeted advertising via the world’s fastest and most secure proxy network on iOS and Android devices.

New York, NY, December 06, 2011 - GeoSurf and Epic Direct Network announced this morning their partnership, which will enable 45,000 Epic publishers to keep control of their campaigns while on the go during the holidays and throughout the year.

GeoSurf enables users to Surf Locally . . . without being local by connecting to a worldwide network of fast, secured proxy servers in 80+ global locations, including 25 United States demographic market areas. Through the GeoSurf premium proxy solutions, users can experience the internet and interact with web content as local users do. For instance, a user in New York can view websites and localized advertising as a user does in Germany, Australia, China, or Chicago.

“Our publishers realize that geotargeting their ads is a sure-fire way to increase conversions,” says Audrey B. Breheney, Senior Director, Epic Advisor Division & Network Marketing. “GeoSurf enables publishers to ensure their ads are displayed properly in other areas of the world while being able to research and profile new advertisers and markets. As a whole, it could dramatically increase the number of campaigns run while positively impacting a publisher’s overall business results.”

“Epic’s publishers have been benefitting and profiting from our toolbar for a long time. We are happy to now welcome them with this special promotion the entire GeoSurf product suite, especially GeoSurf for Smartphones. We are sure that their use of these tools will further improve their performance and compliance.” says GeoSurf’s Oren Zafrir, VP, Sales & Business Development.

Epic Direct Network has partnered with GeoSurf to offer holiday promotions on the GeoSurf product suite to publishers who sign up through December 31, 2011. Details about signing up as an Epic publisher can be found on Epic’s company’s website, epicdirectnetwork.com. Details about the GeoSurf products can be found on GeoSurf’s site at geosurf.com.

About Epic Direct Network:
Epic Direct is a division of the Epic Media Group and is the company’s flagship performance-based ad network focused primarily on customer acquisition and pay-for-performance online advertising campaigns. With over 45,000 publishers, Epic Direct is the largest network of its kind worldwide resulting in an ability to drive the best performance for advertisers and publishers/affiliates. Epic Direct supports campaigns across all channels through search engine marketing, web/display, social media, email and more.

About GeoSurf:
GeoSurf™ is product suite that enables users to get the local perspective from more than 80 global locations. It is often used by online media professionals (agencies, buyers, campaign managers, sales, affiliates, QA, and compliance teams) to view geo-targeted ads and web content. This way, they can easily validate and monitor campaigns, see who is bidding on localized ad placements, generate new sources of business, and enhance current marketing activities. It is straight-forward and easy-to-use. The company’s commitment is to extraordinary customer service for its customers. The products: browser toolbars, VPN connection, Direct Connect by API, and a Smartphone Solution grant access to a broad worldwide network of servers that provide premium proxy service. All of the servers on the network are owned by the company, thereby making them fast, secure, and reliable.

Lital Barkan
BIScience ltd.
11 HaAhim MiSlavuta
Tel Aviv 67010
+ 972-3-604-0622